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Obama takes aim at Boehner -- 'the man with the plan to be Speaker'...
http://thepage.time.com/obamas-labor-day-remarks-in-milwaukee/

Posted on 09/06/2010 12:26:17 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

Remarks of President Barack Obama on the Economy—As Prepared for Delivery Milwaukee Laborfest Milwaukee, Wisconsin

As Prepared for Delivery—

Hello, Milwaukee! Thank you to the Milwaukee Area Labor Council and to all of my brothers and sisters in the AFL-CIO for inviting me to spend this day with you – a day that belongs to the working men and women of America.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; demagogue; demagoguery; obama; smashtheunionsnow

1 posted on 09/06/2010 12:26:21 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

http://thepage.time.com/obamas-labor-day-remarks-in-milwaukee/


2 posted on 09/06/2010 12:26:50 PM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

The fact he would mention Boehner by name in a speech indicates these fools are really worried.


3 posted on 09/06/2010 12:27:37 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: ChicagoConservative27

After four years of that Hag, Pelosi, almost ANY man is looking better for the Speaker job.

Boehner would not be my first pick, but he’s better than her.


4 posted on 09/06/2010 12:28:23 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27


But there are some folks in Washington who see things differently. When it comes to just about everything we’ve done to strengthen the middle class and rebuild our economy, almost every Republican in Congress said no. Even where we usually agree, they say no. They think it’s better to score political points before an election than actually solve problems. So they said no to help for small businesses. No to middle-class tax cuts. No to unemployment insurance. No to clean energy jobs. No to making college affordable. No to reforming Wall Street. Even as we speak, these guys are saying no to cutting more taxes for small business owners. I mean, come on! Remember when our campaign slogan was “Yes We Can?” These guys are running on “No, We Can’t,” and proud of it. Really inspiring, huh?
To steal a line from our old friend, Ted Kennedy: what is it about working men and women that they find so offensive?
When we passed a bill earlier this summer to help states save the jobs of hundreds of thousands of teachers, nurses, police officers and firefighters that were about to be laid off, they said “no” to that, too. In fact, the Republican who’s already planning to take over as Speaker of the House dismissed them as “government jobs” that weren’t worth saving. Not worth saving? These are the people who teach our kids. Who keep our streets safe. Who put their lives on the line for our own. I don’t know about you, but I think those jobs are worth saving.
We made sure that bill wouldn’t add to the deficit, either. We paid for it by finally closing a ridiculous tax loophole that actually rewarded corporations for shipping jobs and profits overseas. It let them write off the taxes they pay foreign governments – even when they don’t pay taxes here. How do you like that – middle class families footing tax breaks for corporations that create jobs somewhere else! Even a lot of America’s biggest corporations agreed the loophole should be closed, that it wasn’t fair – but the man with the plan to be Speaker is already aiming to open it up again.
Bottom line is, these guys refuse to give up on the economic philosophy they peddled for most of the last decade. You know that philosophy: you cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires; you cut rules for special interests; you cut working folks like you loose to fend for yourselves. They called it the ownership society. What it really boiled down to was: if you couldn’t find a job, or afford college, or got dropped by your insurance company – you’re on your own.
Well, that philosophy didn’t work out so well for working folks. It didn’t work out so well for our country. All it did was rack up record deficits and result in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
I’m not bringing this up to re-litigate the past; I’m bringing it up because I don’t want to re-live the past. It would be one thing if Republicans in Washington had new ideas or policies to offer; if they said, you know, we’ve learned from our mistakes. We’ll do things differently this time. But that’s not what they’re doing. When the leader of their campaign committee was asked on national television what Republicans would do if they took over Congress, he actually said they’d follow “the exact same agenda” as they did before I took office. The exact same agenda.
So basically, they’re betting that between now and November, you’ll come down with a case of amnesia. They think you’ll forget what their agenda did to this country. They think you’ll just believe that they’ve changed. These are the folks whose policies helped devastate our middle class and drive our economy into a ditch. And now they’re asking you for the keys back.
Do you want to give them the keys back? Me neither. And do you know why? Because they don’t know how to drive! At a time when we’re just getting out of the ditch, they’d pop it in reverse, let the special interests ride shotgun, and hit the gas, careening right back into that ditch.
Well, I refuse to go backwards, Milwaukee. And that’s the choice America faces this fall. Do we go back to the policies of the past? Or do we move forward? I say we move forward. America always moves forward. And we are going to keep moving forward today.”


5 posted on 09/06/2010 12:30:42 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Col Frank Slade

I couldn’t find Boehner’s name in the speech, maybe I missed it. Baraq did refer to “the man who wants to be Speaker of the House”


6 posted on 09/06/2010 12:32:48 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Uh Mr. Pres__ent . . . you failed to mention Sen. Feingold


7 posted on 09/06/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: ChicagoConservative27
'the man with the plan to be Speaker'...

Smart Ass in Chief

8 posted on 09/06/2010 12:33:58 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Col Frank Slade
The fact he would mention Boehner by name in a speech indicates these fools are really worried.

Nope. It is David Plouffe's first tactic, and it is a good one. Classic Alinsky. Don't get cocky. The GOP is stupid enough to still blow this.

9 posted on 09/06/2010 12:34:36 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Fox is running the speech. Anyone else watching.

“Last week I was spending some time, as I often do, with our troops...”

And on to class warfare with Jeremiah Wright fervor. He’s just awful.


10 posted on 09/06/2010 12:35:51 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Obama takes aim at Boehner -- 'the man with the plan to be Speaker'...

Ignore both of them, and vote ...

Michele Bachmann for Speaker of the House.

11 posted on 09/06/2010 12:35:55 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Well, I refuse to go backwards, Milwaukee. And that’s the choice America faces this fall. Do we go back to the policies of the past? Or do we move forward? I say we move forward. America always moves forward. And we are going to keep moving forward today.”

That's it? That's all you got? Because "the past" with its 4-5 % unemployment rates, is looking pretty good these days.

12 posted on 09/06/2010 12:39:17 PM PDT by denydenydeny (You're not only wrong. You're wrong at the top of your voice. --Spencer Tracy, Bad Day at Black Rock)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
I was reading this speech and got to this.... I was thinking about this last week. On the day I announced the end to our combat mission in Iraq, I spent some time, as I often do, with our soldiers and veterans. Did not know he spent time with them on the golf course. I could not read anymore. Anyone know of these visits he often has with the troops?
13 posted on 09/06/2010 12:39:19 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“We made sure that bill wouldn’t add to the deficit, either. We paid for it by finally closing a ridiculous tax loophole that actually rewarded corporations for shipping jobs and profits overseas.”

??? Should focus on that, I do not think it is true.


14 posted on 09/06/2010 12:40:02 PM PDT by Shermy (Keynsianism and "Supply Side" economics: two sides of the same borrowed coin)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“They called it the ownership society. What it really boiled down to was: if you couldn’t find a job, or afford college, or got dropped by your insurance company – you’re on your own.”

Untrue. “Ownership society” was a code word for having the public pay for everyone to have house ownership. Which Bush, late, tried to reform a little, but he had no political capital. Wasted his capital and trust on the Social Security privatization scam and the immigration scam bills.


15 posted on 09/06/2010 12:46:10 PM PDT by Shermy (Keynsianism and "Supply Side" economics: two sides of the same borrowed coin)
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To: ColdOne

i wonder when he will announce that every new infrastructure job will be a union job? This is nothing but a kickback to his union bag men.


16 posted on 09/06/2010 12:48:05 PM PDT by steve7
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17 posted on 09/06/2010 12:48:37 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Bammy is trying to channel FDR again. Except instead of the “New Deal” Obama is giving us the “Raw Deal”.


18 posted on 09/06/2010 12:49:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (It's easy being a communist when you're rich.)
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19 posted on 09/06/2010 12:50:42 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

How unifying and presidential - such an inspiring leader in these troubled times! No wonder he preemptivly received the Noble Peace Prize...


20 posted on 09/06/2010 12:56:54 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
He's yelling, screaming, stuttering & trying out some of his stand-up

He's really looking desperate!! Everything is the fault of the Republicans!

Same old, same old rhetoric that he's been spewing since he got elected.

21 posted on 09/06/2010 12:58:54 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
Whenever obama gets in a jam, he runs to mommie. Soros and the unions are his mommie and daddy.

He thinks by whining about this that they will fix it all for him, just like all of the other affirmative action benfactors in his life.

Don't pay any attention to what obama says, obama is toast. The only possible way they can retain power is by doing something crooked, which will likely incite a riot.

Let him talk, he just digs the hold deeper with every syllable.


WBHO


22 posted on 09/06/2010 12:59:32 PM PDT by FrankR (It doesn't matter what they call us, only what we answer to....)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

What is the “Infrastructure Bank” he is talking about setting up?


23 posted on 09/06/2010 1:00:07 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: montag813

>> The GOP is stupid enough to still blow this.

Indeed.


24 posted on 09/06/2010 1:02:29 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
Uh Mr. Pres__ent . . . you failed to mention Sen. Feingold

Feingold didn't even want to be in Wisconsin at the same time as Obummer. He can't run away from OBummer fast enough at this point!

25 posted on 09/06/2010 1:02:40 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Rusty0604

A pile of gravel on the side of the road?


26 posted on 09/06/2010 1:02:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
That's why we passed health insurance reform that will make coverage affordable

I thought they were supposed to stop saying that. Apparently BO didn't read the memo.

27 posted on 09/06/2010 1:04:21 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Part of that 9.5% that's really more like 20%, Let's call it what it is: The Great O-pression)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Dear gawd, WHEN is the First DipSh!t going to drop the lame “ditch” schtick?


28 posted on 09/06/2010 1:05:17 PM PDT by kromike
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To: ChicagoConservative27
All working men and women need to band together to fight the commie union thugs and their POS lazy membership.

All states must be "Right To Work" , no more compulsory union dues , no public employee unions allowed.

Smash the unions, before they smash us.

29 posted on 09/06/2010 1:06:00 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rusty0604

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.) said Wednesday he would push legislation to create an infrastructure bank in coming months, possibly as part of a jobs-creation package currently under consideration.

The bank, modeled after the European Investment Bank, would be run by an independent board of planning experts. Infused with federal tax dollars, the bank would use bonds and other devices to leverage private dollars, then distribute aid to public projects of national and regional importance. That could include everything from subway systems and high-speed rail lines to bridges and even schools.

The concept has been around for years but appears to have gained momentum in recent months, with a broad coalition of states, business groups and the United Steelworkers joining together Wednesday to call for the creation of a bank.

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201001201642dowjonesdjonline000654&title=us-lawmakers-renew-push-for-national-infrastructure-bank


30 posted on 09/06/2010 1:07:48 PM PDT by kcvl
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Will no one rid us of this troublesome thief?


31 posted on 09/06/2010 1:11:58 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: usconservative

I know, that’s a scream. LOL I wished someone had yelled out “Where’s Feingold”?


32 posted on 09/06/2010 1:12:26 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: ColdOne
as I often do, with our soldiers and veterans.

Imam zero must be talking about his jihad soldiers and veterans.

33 posted on 09/06/2010 1:18:58 PM PDT by theymakemesick ( Filled with hatred for those that disagree, democrats are the most intolerant bigots on earth)
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To: kcvl

Thanks for the info


34 posted on 09/06/2010 1:20:54 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: montag813

Well if I was staring at these horrific poll numbers, I’d be plenty worried.


35 posted on 09/06/2010 1:21:20 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Howie66

I would imagine that about 5 percent of the country can even identify who Boehner is, that most of them are Republicans and that the rest of the population wonders what the President is talking about. Newt Gingrich he ain’t and any campaign that targets Boehner should be welcomed by the Republicans.


36 posted on 09/06/2010 1:33:08 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Col Frank Slade
obama is a classless pos and confirms same each time he speaks.

LLS

37 posted on 09/06/2010 1:48:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27
all of my brothers and sisters in the AFL-CIO

That says it all. Obuttocks is governing solely for the sake of the unions, and not for the rest of us. The rest of us are being treated as sheep, to be shorn for the benefit of the unions.

It is high time that the NLRA be repealed, and unions converted back to what they always should have been in the first place, common-law partnerships.



38 posted on 09/06/2010 1:51:32 PM PDT by Oceander (Tag. You're it.)
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To: Rusty0604

>>What is the “Infrastructure Bank” he is talking about setting up?<<

Read all about it:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2584042/posts?page=32#32


39 posted on 09/06/2010 2:08:46 PM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: Col Frank Slade
The fact he would mention Boehner by name in a speech indicates these fools are really worried.

They need to Alinsky somebody...anybody. Their polls must be showing the blame-Bush approach is being rejected.

40 posted on 09/06/2010 2:12:58 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yup.

Blame Boehner.


41 posted on 09/06/2010 2:33:37 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: jimbo123

That is perfect.


42 posted on 09/06/2010 2:50:48 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: ChicagoConservative27

What’s Obama barking about now? Put him out.


43 posted on 09/06/2010 2:56:57 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: denydenydeny

“the past” with its 4-5 % unemployment rates, is looking pretty good these days.”

Agree.
I would like to see more of a defense of the past. It appears to me that many are just letting comments of the evil past go unchallenged when it should be easily defended with some simple graphs and an overlay showing the timeline of democrat control. The graphs I’ve seen out there already tell the whole story. Quick replays of Barney and Chris supporting Freddie and Fanie paint a damaging picture.


44 posted on 09/06/2010 3:40:46 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Col Frank Slade
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You're Spot-On ... Zero and Rahm are scared to death ...


Any decent national U.S. pollster would tell Zero that "NOBODY" outside the Beltway and a few Talking Heads even know who Boehner is ...


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45 posted on 09/06/2010 8:01:05 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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